Vita & Virginia Reviews

August 22, 2019
Because Arterton portrays Vita with an almost adolescent superficiality, her fixation on Virginia never feels like more than a conquest, or a rung to be climbed on the literary ladder.
August 22, 2019
"Vita & Virginia" takes a passionate, real-life affair between two enormously gifted writers and proceeds to throttle the life out of it.
August 21, 2019
That it builds to the writing and publication of Woolf's landmark novel Orlando, whose title character Sackville-West inspired, only makes one wish to be watching Sally Potter's 1992 adaptation of Orlando (starring Tilda Swinton) instead.
July 9, 2019
Yet much good will is squandered by some mood-killing touches, most prominently a score that can only be described as candle shop electronica.
July 5, 2019
It is a good, honest performance and, for all that the movie itself is brittle, self-conscious and perhaps a little absurd at times, there is a vehement, urgent idealism.
July 5, 2019
The makers of this biographical romance clearly adore Virginia Woolf and want viewers to engage with her personality, sexuality and lightning-bright words.
July 1, 2019
Don't come here for a stylised period drama that glosses over either the class gap or her mental health.
September 18, 2018
This is a stranger and more intriguing film than it really has a right to be...
September 16, 2018
Button has hit on a topic that will draw in both literary and LGBTQ audiences, but it lacks the electricity to go the extra mile theatrically.